What makes you unique? Dare to come out!
Or in other words what is your freak factor? The “thing” you always were told NOT to do.. that is what makes you unique.
We talked about this at an event I hosted last Saturday. The freak factor, when effectively used, brings you more success. Let me share how.
You need to stand out
Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur, for the progression in your career, it is crucial to stand out and be noticed. I know that many of my clients not necessarily like visibility. And I am not urging you to become visible by telling everyone how great you are; I am asking you to show your added value in your own unique way. Showing your added value in your own unique way will launch the next step in your career.
What is your true uniqueness?
You might have heard of the Unique Selling Point, or what makes you unique. Which is good to dive into and to use. However, we all know that to truly make an impact, it helps to connect on a more personal level. You will stand out easily when you display your true uniqueness – your freak factor.
The thing you do
Your freak factor is that “thing” you do, that is typically you. It is what you have been told “not to do” when you were little. By your parents over and over again. Sit still, do not talk so much, stop daydreaming, get organised. Rings a bell?
It might be the “thing” you do automatically but you feel embarrassed to admit it. Because you know not everyone may understand immediately. And even though you feel ashamed, you still do it as it is in your nature to do so.
What is your freak factor?
For me, it was drinking champagne. For a long time, I hid it. Afraid people would call me decadent, or an alcoholic. Yet, I still drank champagne to celebrate life. So, I decided to make it “my trademark” and come out for it. As for me, champagne stands for celebration, enjoying and living the good life. That is my freak factor. What is yours?
Get it out
If you want to make a difference and make sure people will remember you; tell people about it. It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? You have been told many times not to do it, or you know people may judge you for it. Yet you still do it, till this day. That is what makes you, YOU. And that is what people want to see from you.
They already know
It might seem a big leap, to go “public” with what you have been trying to hide for the outside world. Just remember the people close to you, who love and care for you, they all know. They might even love you more for it because it is what makes you different. A good kind of different.
Be the CEO of your life
So if you are ready to be remembered, if you are ready to be standing out and gain more success, disclose your freak factor. People will love you for it. There might be people who don’t, which is also ok. The more there is for the people who do. Remember, you are the average of the 5 people around you. Make sure these are the right people, who actually like you.
So be the CEO of your life, in your full glory.
When nothing comes up
Saturday I got asked what did your parents always tell you, Yvonne? And I got blank. I don’t recall. Does that mean I do not have a freak factor? I most certainly do, and I have not been revealing it all the time. But people who know me, know this. It is not something I have done when I was little, but it is how I live my life. And it does make me unique.
Embrace what makes you, YOU
I already told you about my freak factors, my joie de vivre and champagne toasting for life. The other freak factor, which is so second nature to me, that it doesn’t feel like one, is living internationally.
I have always worked internationally, with expats and I feel I am an expat still. My daughter speaks English, even though we are Dutch. And I coach online as it allows me to travel.
Perhaps you already knew all this about me, perhaps you did not. I am telling you I am embracing what makes me unique. What about you? Are you ready to come out?
Coming out can be a huge relief, and most of the time, less scary than we tell ourselves upfront. I am inviting you to share what makes you unique, share your freak factor. Email me and tell me what it is.
Go public boost your success. Stand out from the crowd, be YOU.
Now that I have revealed my freak factors, I will reveal something else next week. I am soo excited about it and I cannot wait! It is something really great! Stay tuned.
In case your “coming out” and choosing to step into your success is not that easy, let me know. I am happy to help you become the CEO of your life, in your own unique way. Email me and we’ll chat.
P.S. I have very cool news! Very beautiful things are coming up .. I can hardly wait to share it with you! Whoohoo!
P.S.2: Can you wait for the news, but not to take control of your success now? Do you want even more results without having to work harder? Contact me and we’ll work on it together.
Yvonne Dam is an online life coach who helps ambitious and successful people to enjoy life. She helps them to focus on what matters in their lives and careers, in order to make more money and achieve more freedom! After feeling trapped in the corporate world, Yvonne decided to do more of what she loved and found the more she chose to do what she wanted, the happier she became. Yvonne is passionate about coaching and sharing her expertise with you so you can be liberated to fully embrace life. Ready to have more time and have some fun? >> Get More time Done in Less Time – download now<<